Thompson & Knight's Intellectual Property ("IP") Section is comprised of lawyers who focus on patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, and related technology matters. In a non-adversarial context, our experience includes legal counseling, assisting clients with the strategic use of IP assets to advance business objectives, prosecution of patents, registration and prosecution of marks, licensing, technology transfers, and protection of trade secrets. Thompson & Knight's IP attorneys also regularly counsel and represent clients on issues of patent, trademark and copyright infringement, acts of unfair competition, and theft of trade secrets. The potential liability in these matters can range from a few hundred thousand to several hundred million dollars.
For the fourth consecutive year, Thompson & Knight received a top national ranking for Intellectual Property Litigation in the 2016 edition of "Best Law Firms," the preeminent listing of the nation's top legal practices from U.S. News - Best Lawyers®. The Firm is also ranked among the top eighteen firms in Texas for Intellectual Property in Chambers USA 2015 by Chambers & Partners. Clients describe the team as "good people, good lawyers and very loyal to us" and "very successful with our IP litigation and transactions - a very good firm." The group also was recognized in the 2015 IAM Patent 1000 rankings among the top firms in Texas. The directory stated that Thompson & Knight is “no stranger to major competitor-versus-competitor campaigns” and is recognized for having “spent some time in the limelight at the ITC recently – something which few native Texas outfits have done.” The directory continues, “without prejudice to the dogged pursuit of clients’ goals, the team takes a straight-shooting, down-to-earth approach that helps it to secure favorable results whatever the nature of the assignment.” Ranked among the top firms in Texas, World Trademark Review 1000 2015 described Thompson & Knight’s trademark group as an “incredibly talented and resourceful team” that “makes for a great business partner.”